Belfast Telegraph

What to expect at Northern Ireland's biggest dedicated pet extravaganza

Ahead of the Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo next month, Linda Stewart finds out what visitors will be able to enjoy - and reveals an exceptional offer for readers

Belfast Telegraph Editor Gail Walker with Ollie the cat and Jessica Pimentel, duty manager at We Are Vertigo, with Rex the dog at the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo
Belfast Telegraph Editor Gail Walker with Ollie the cat and Jessica Pimentel, duty manager at We Are Vertigo, with Rex the dog at the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo

Cats, dogs, reptiles and their owners are busy preening and prepping for Northern Ireland's biggest dedicated pet event, the Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo.

The furred and feathered pet extravaganza, supported by We Are Vertigo, is at the Titanic Exhibition Centre on November 16 and 17 and offers something for everyone, whether they're into domestic pets, exotic reptiles or birds of prey.

Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the event, which will have more than 100 exhibitors and family-friendly entertainment, with a vast array of pets, products, live demonstrations and have-a-go activities.

In the run-up to the Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo, we will be keeping you updated with our dedicated weekly pet page, as well as offering the chance to win free tickets to the expo as we search for Northern Ireland's top pets.

Cat lovers are eagerly anticipating Saturday's Ulster Siamese and All Breeds Cat Show, the largest in Ireland, while dog fans will look forward to visiting the Dog Rescue Village, not to mention more than 30 dog breed clubs attending. You will even be able to bring your canine companion along for free.

Glen Stewart of We Are Vertigo says: "The whole ethos behind We Are Vertigo is good, wholesome family fun with a hint of adventure.

"We saw immediate synergies with the Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo, which is set to exhibit everything from household breeds to other more exotic species - a perfect animal adventure for families.

"We're also passionate supporters of anything that draws the crowds to Belfast's Titanic Quarter and further enhances the area as a destination for locals and visitors alike, so we jumped at the chance to sponsor this two-day event."

The first 1,000 people through the doors each day get a free ticket to We Are Vertigo's Inflata Park Open Bounce. The new inflatable park opens at its Titanic Park site this month.

The free tickets, which cannot be used towards birthday parties or combo activities, are valid until Sunday, November 24.

For Belfast Telegraph Pet Expo tickets, click here.

Tickets are non-transferable between dates and are non-refundable, except in the instance of the event being cancelled. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door. Want to exhibit? Trade stands can be booked here.

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